About Me

Hi, my name is Markus Shepherd (nĂ© Schepke). I’m just this guy from a small (but pretty) town in the North East of Germany who has been studying mathematics in different places, and is now earning money by pushing buttons. From December 2015 through August 2016 I had been travelling around the world with my wife Natalia. Ever since, I’ve been located in the Far North with our cat Euler (really proud of that name! [Read More]

About the Blog

Why this blog? The main objective of this blog is that I want to understand the Riemann Hypothesis, starting from Riemann’s 1859 landmark paper, and then progressing to other topics concerning prime numbers and analytic number theory. Why make it public then? Well, for one thing, it helps to write things down and express them in your own words. Docendo discimus. For another thing, I’m sure there are plenty of people out there just like me: Fascinated by prime numbers, but unable to follow the vast mental leaps most mathematical authors demand from their readers. [Read More]